Teacher award

Bayfield High School student James LaGrew and teacher Richard Erickson study a toothpick bridge Thursday in Bayfield. Erickson recently returned from Washington, D.C., where he received a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

A Bayfield teacher who won the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching — the highest honor a K-12 teacher can receive in the U.S. — credits almost everyone but himself for the recognition.

Richard Erickson’s teaches science at Bayfield High School and believes the school, students, community and his family all played critical roles in helping him get to to Washington, D.C. and the award.

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